Key Case Studies will be Presented at SMi’s Benelux Infrastructure Forum 2020 in Amsterdam

The 19th Annual Benelux Infrastructure Forum, taking place on 18th – 19th November in Amsterdam, will feature key professionals in the PPP, project financing and infrastructure sectors who will discuss the latest issues and trends within the Benelux market.

One of the key benefits for this year’s conference will be the case study updates from major projects in the region, including offshore winds, geothermal projects, PPP and infrastructure schemes. Delegates will be able to hear from four in depth case studies chosen to provide updates within the Benelux region.

The event brochure with the full agenda is available to download online at

The four case studies will be presented on:

1. Geothermal Energy in Belgium and the Netherlands, presented by Toon van Ingelghem, Senior Investment Manager, PMV
• Examples of the Financing options available
• Government aid – covering the risk of exploration
• Data and expertise to hand
• Drilling data made publicly available facilitating easy entrance to new players
• Implementation of initiatives to stimulate a sustainable future development of the shallow geothermal energy sector in Belgium
• Challenges, lessons learnt and future developments in the Benelux region
• Case studies

2. The impact of climate change and health hazard on infrastructure investments, presented by François-Yves Gaudeul, Infrastructure Debt Director, Allianz Global Investors
• How can infrastructure projects be impacted?
• Remedies
• Case Studies

3. Energy Transition in Belgium: increase in offshore wind capacity, presented by Mathias Verkest, CEO, Otary
• Energy landscape in BE
• Nuclear phase out and CRM
• Pioneering role of offshore wind as from the early 2000
• Expectations towards 2030
• Case study SeaMade

4. Adaptation Projects, presented by Jeroen Zanders, Senior Vice President Infrastructure Finance and Principle, Macquarie Capital
• Business Models
• Trends
• Case Study
• Future outlook

An early bird saving of £100 is available for conference bookings placed by 30th September 2020. Registrations can be made online at

For sponsorship and exhibition enquiries, contact Andrew Gibbons on +44 (0) 207 827 6156 or

For media enquiries, please contact Simi Sapal on +44 (0) 207 827 6162 or

Benelux Infrastructure Forum
18th – 19th November 2020
Park Centraal, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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